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Photo#906714
Kateretidae, dorsal - Heterhelus sericans

Kateretidae, dorsal - Heterhelus sericans
100 Acre Wood, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
September 14, 2013
Size: 1.8 mm
collected on Goldenrod, Solidago sp.

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Kateretidae, dorsal - Heterhelus sericans Kateretidae, lateral - Heterhelus sericans Kateretidae, ventral - Heterhelus sericans

Heterhelus sericans --det. A. Cline
his comment: "the host information is interesting since almost all collections of this species are on Sambucus, which is the known larval host"

Moved from Short-winged Flower Beetles.

 
Thanks to you both.
I don't know enough about insects but could this little beetle have been out for a walk, or a flyabout, or got blown about rather than on it's host?

Moved...hope I got this right; could also be a nitidulid

 
you got it
not a nit

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